Being an involved party of an auto accident is an overwhelming and frustrating life situation that happens to us when we least expect it to. According to data from 2009, about 100 people were injured …Read More
FedEx Truck Accidents
One type of commercial vehicle that is often overlooked in truck accidents are delivery trucks. Delivery truck accidents, especially those involving FedEx trucks, are complex since many different people and entities may be accountable for the crash. At The Edwards Law Firm, our attorneys are well-versed in commercial vehicle litigation and have the ability to handle FedEx truck accidents.
Delivery truck drivers are under a lot of pressure to deliver their packages as quickly as possible. While a driver may have the best intentions to try to get the job done quickly it can lead to them operating their vehicle in a negligent and careless manner, thus causing a collision.
If you or a family member has been injured in a FedEx truck accident at no fault of your own, you may be eligible for financial and legal recourse. Contact an Oklahoma truck accident lawyer to learn about the rights available to injury victims.
For additional information about FedEx truck accident lawsuits, fill out the Free Case Review form on this page.
FedEx was founded in April 1973. Currently, the company employs approximately 140,000 employees worldwide and spans across more than 220 countries and territories. The company has over 43,000 trucks around the globe. FedEx trucks will travel more than 2.7 million miles every day, in the United States alone.
Oklahoma residents depend on the shipping company to deliver anything from business packages to certified documents. When traveling along the states roads and highways, drivers will often see several FedEx vehicles.
Truck drivers are trained to avoid unsafe driving situations and are expected to follow the company’s safety guidelines. Despite the company’s best intentions, FedEx truck accidents still occur.
Common Causes of FedEx Truck Accidents
Similar to other types of motor vehicle accidents, FedEx truck crashes could be a result of either human error or outside forces. Some of the most common human errors that can result in a FedEx truck accident include:
- Driver fatigue
- Inadequately trained drivers
- Failure to obey traffic laws
- Truck drivers that are inebriated or under the influence of drugs
- Drivers that fail to yield when merging into traffic
- Failure to set the parking brakes when making a delivery
Since FedEx trucks are larger in size and heavier than the average passenger vehicle, these types of accidents can have disastrous results. The type of injuries and the extent of property damage in FedEx truck accidents tend to be worse than the typical car accident.
However, truck accidents can sometime be caused by outside forces including:
- Vehicle failure
- Improperly secured cargo
- Poor road conditions
- Adverse weather conditions
If you have been injured in a truck accident, contact The Edwards Law Firm today.
Contact an Oklahoma Truck Accident Attorney
It is highly advised that all truck accident victims seek legal counsel following a collision. An experienced attorney can explain your legal rights, the statute of limitations and your legal options.
At The Edwards Law Firm, we offer free case evaluations to all injury victims. During your evaluation, an attorney will review the circumstances of your accident and advise you on the best legal remedy to pursue.
To find if you’re eligible to file a legal claim against FedEx or another entity, complete the contact form on the right.